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The truth and it's opposite: Japanese Addresses

How Japanese addresses work, and other opposites, by Derek Sivers - http://sivers.org...

 

"I honestly believe that we see the rest of the world like it functions like us, or they are just poor and have their own systems. Even if the latter is true, we assume that if we were to visit, they would understand what we are asking and that finding a location would be easy because we have a map. This video reminds me of a visit I made to El Salvador in which street have names however in certain places it goes in this order:

 

1. Villages

2. Village Blocks (ex. 1, 2, 3...16, 17)

3. Passage (1,2,3 etc) within Block

4. House number

 

So different places in the world have their own address systems and they may feel like our system is just as strange as we see theirs.

As far as doctors go, it would make it easy for someone to pay when they are better then when they are sick. You have to remember that if a person is sick and does not have sick pay then they will not have enough for food and a doctors bill." - M.Carvajal


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Alex Smiga's curator insight, October 4, 2015 11:30 AM

Nice little eye opener for when you think you know anything for certain

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Hiroshima after the Atomic Bomb

Hiroshima after the Atomic Bomb | MLC Geo400 class portfolio | Scoop.it
360° panoramic photography by Harbert F. Austin Jr.. Visit us to see more amazing panoramas from Japan and thousands of other places in the world.

 

A very eye opening panoramic photo of how easily one simple bomb can destroy thousands of lives in a blink of an eye. Not only this but how easily a whole landscape is transformed because of such an event. Many forget. This was literally the end of the world for many much like the tsunami that also hit in Japan. -M. Carvajal


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Cam E's curator insight, April 8, 2014 11:26 AM

The thing that always stumps me about pictures after bombings and other disasters is the reason why some things are left standing. Here we see buildings destroyed and utterly annihilated as far as the eye can see, yet the telephone poles are still standing in some areas. The picture can't capture the true scope of the destruction, but it also shows how destruction is a bit random in its own way.

Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, April 14, 2014 6:32 PM

This panoramic photograph shows the devastation of Hiroshima after the Atomic Bomb. Everything in sight is destroyed. Houses and poles that were lucky enough to still be standing are even lost causes. 

Jacob Crowell's curator insight, December 15, 2014 2:10 PM

These images are chilling and sad. The United States is the only country to ever use the Atomic Bomb on another country, a status I am not proud of. We can see why for 60 years people lived in constant fear during the Cold War. Also some would argue that the Atom Bomb has prevented world wars since WWII. It makes you fearful of the one leader who has access to A bombs and chooses to use them.